Phyllis Deffenbaugh

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Phyllis Faye Deffenbaugh, nee Theobald, 90, of Belleville, IL, born January 7, 1930, in Oto, IA, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Deffenbaugh was a nurse assistant for over 30 years before retiring.  She loved to quilt, crochet, make floral wreaths, and especially loved working at the Community Kindness Thrift Shop.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer W. Deffenbaugh, who died on July 19, 2001; her parents, William and Cora, nee Gross, Theobald; three brothers, Louis A. Theobald, Ralph R. Theobald, and Earl Theobald; four sisters, Luella Theobald, Opal M. Theobald, Minnie M. Lewis, and Mary A. Mantle; two daughters-in-law, Nancy A. Deffenbaugh and Carol Deffenbaugh; and a grandson, Dustin Howard Deffenbaugh.

Surviving are her children, Keith A. Deffenbaugh of Belleville, IL, Kenneth L. (Judith) Deffenbaugh of Mayestown, IL, Kevin H. (Glenda) Deffenbaugh of Union, MO, Kerry R. (Nancy) Deffenbaugh of Belleville, IL, and Kent F. (Denise) Deffenbaugh of New Orleans, LA; many grandchildren, step grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Funeral: A private graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.




4 Comments on Phyllis Deffenbaugh

Su Gruenke said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Dear Kerry and Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing! Please know I will keep you and your family in prayer. May you be comforted in the knowledge that your Mom is with Jesus for Christmas!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dan and Becky Schnitzius said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 11:09 AM

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Please be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tom Ferguson said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 9:07 AM

Sorry for your loss.

  • IL
Norman and Irene Engelman said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 10:05 AM

You have our sympathy!!

  • Mascoutah
  • Il.

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